Top 5 Places in Mexico to Retire

Discover the best places in Mexico to retire and enjoy life at its best. They go from colonial cities to pintoresque islands, and they are all beautiful. The food, the culture, weather and environment in general are some of the criteria we used in order to make this list. Read up and discover the perfect place for you.


Oh, sunny Mexico with its friendly people, tasty food and amazing landscapes, what more could anyone wish for? Since we all know the Mexican region is perfect for retirement let’s give a closer look to the top 5 places to live in it.

Mérida, Yucatán

Merida is an incredibly elegant city with picture-perfect streets to walk in and delicous food to try. The food from the Yucatan region is one of the tastiest Mexican food so here your stomach will be more than happy. Among the places you could visit while living in Merida is Progreso and Chelem. Both have beautiful beaches and a dream-like environment perfect for relaxing. Also the city has beautiful buildings everywhere – even the bank looks stylish in Merida!

Tulum, Quintana Roo

There’s no place in Mexico, and maybe even America, with a more relaxed environment than Tulum. It has a very unique jungle-like feel and it makes it perfect for retired adventurers that seek some peace and quiet. It is filled with culture from the ancient Mayas and has many ruins to visit along with beautiful cenotes. Once in Tulum one can try new things like yoga or kayaking, those might not be the conventional retirement activities but will sure be more fun.

Cancun, Quintana Roo

Cancun has many sides, so if you’re picturing it as a place for Spring Break let me tell you there’s much more to see. This city has everything you could ever need to be happy during your retirement. From theathers to cultural centers, Cancun sure has the capacity to keep you entertained every day of the week. Besides, Cancun is the perfect setting to pursue new hobbies like sport fishing, you could catch everything from groupers to Sailfish on the waters surrounding this coastal city.

Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo

First of all the reasons why Isla Mujeres is perfect for retirement, is the climate. This priviledged island has the perfect weather because the sea breeze keeps it fresh while the sun keeps it warm. Another important factor is that the island is so small its habitants move in golf carts instead of cars. So if you’re up for living in a relaxed, small town where everyone knows its neighbor, Isla Mujeres is definitely for you.

Cozumel, Quintana Roo

Even when it is the most populated island in Mexico, Cozumel is still a very peaceful place. Another factor that makes of this island a perfect place for retirement is its reefs. Retiring means you get the chance to discover a new side of yourself and develop new passions like Scuba Diving. When diving in Cozumel one can find all kinds of wonders from colorful coral reefs to turtles, rays, and gigantic banks of fish that create surreal landscapes.